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Author Brand, Max, 1892-1944.

Title The collected stories of Max Brand / edited with story prefaces by Robert and Jane Easton ; introduction by William Bloodworth.

Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  813.52 BRAND {Bund28 20111209}    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Short stories. Selections
Edition Centennial ed.
Physical description xx, 342 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents John Ovington Returns (1918) -- Above the Law (1918) -- The Wedding Guest (1934) -- A Special Occasion (1934) -- Outcast Breed (1934) -- The Sun Stood Still (1934) -- The Strange Villa (1935) -- The Claws of the Tigress (1935) -- Internes Can't Take Money (1936) -- Fixed (1936) -- Wine on the Desert (1936) -- Virginia Creeper (1937) -- Pringle's Luck (1937) -- The Silent Witness (1938) -- Miniature (1939) -- Our Daily Bread (1940) -- Honor Bright (1948) -- The King (1948).
Summary Max Brand's novels and stories have defined the West for thousands of readers attracted to his bright, vigorous prose. John Cawelti, Russel G. Nye, and other scholars of the western view his work as key in the development of the genre. Between 1917 and 1944 he wrote prolifically, making Max Brand one of America's most popular writers. But Max Brand wasn't his real name, and his work extended well beyond boots and saddles. Born Frederick Schiller Faust, he realized his name would be a hindrance when World War I was raging. He took the name Max Brand and made it famous. Along the way he invented characters who became famous, too: Dr. Kildare, for instance, and secret agent Anthony Hamilton.
This volume collects eighteen of the very best of Brand's short fiction, taken from different genres and different times of his life. Included are "Above the Law," "Outcast Breed," "The Sun Stood Still," and others of his greatest western stories. Brand's versatility is shown with "Internes Can't Take Money" (the debut of Dr. Kildare), "John Ovington Returns," an early story with elements of fantasy and autobiography, and "The Strange Villa," an action-packed spy story.
Other author Easton, Robert.
Easton, Jane Faust.
Subject Western stories.
ISBN 0803212445 (alk. paper)